When it's dark I'm going out for my first ever couch to 5k. Can someone please join me?
OhioOhioOhio · 14/12/2019 15:07
I've recently lost a tiny bit of weight and after having eaten badly for 3 days I need to get back on the wagon.
I thought this might be a start...
enjoyingscience · 14/12/2019 15:24
Good luck! I did parkrun this morning in the freezing rain, my arms and hands were numb by the end, I had to run-walk most of it and took an absolute age to finish, but I was still in a brilliant mood afterwards!
I need to get some midweek C25ks in, as I don’t really want to have to walk, so I’m in with you :)
Mummadeeze · 14/12/2019 15:45
Do it! The first few walk/runs aren’t too hard as it starts you off quite gradually. It recommends you do it three times a week. I followed it to the letter and can now run 5k fairly easily. And believe me, I couldn’t run for longer than about 2 minutes at the beginning. After a year and a half, I wouldn’t say I love running but I love everything it does for me. I look and feel much younger. I am slimmer and my weight has stabilised rather than yo-yo-ing and I think it has helped my self esteem which has always been low. Best of luck and do stick with it if you can :)
HariboLecter · 14/12/2019 15:55
Just thinking there are a few fantastic groups on Facebook
The S**t Runner
Girls that Jeff
Run B*tch Run
Or see if you have a local running group
If you put a post up for someone local to come with you I'm sure they would.
Another vote for getting to parkrun next Saturday you could walk it or volunteer if you don't want to run but you will meet so many supportive people.
JellyTeapot · 14/12/2019 15:57
I'm fat, massive boobs and everything wobbles.
You've just described me! I am living proof that pretty much anyone can become a runner. I started with C25k, got a little bit addicted, ran a marathon this year and made a load of brilliant mates along the way. My top tips would be to aim for a parkrun for your "graduation" and invest in a good sports bra :-)
Good luck and enjoy it!
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